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Plumbing and Electrics City and Guilds Level 1 at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

The building services industry provides diverse career paths, good wages and the opportunity for individuals to run their own business. Many plumbers and electricians progress to design, consultancy, teaching and management, making the building services industry a career with a future. This course is your first step towards this exciting career.

This course is designed to give students an introduction to plumbing and other building services trades including electrical installation. Students can then progress to a Level 2 Diploma in either Plumbing or Electrical Installation.

Students will spend about a day per week in the practical workshop developing the hand skills and techniques necessary for a successful progression to either higher level study or employment in the building services industry. The rest of the time will be in the classroom gaining knowledge which will underpin future career choices.

Course content

Topics you will cover include:

  • Understand and Demonstrate Fundamental Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Operations
  • Understand and Demonstrate Fundamental Electrical Installation Operations
  • Understand and Demonstrate Fundamental Plumbing Operations

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry qualifications are required
  • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
  • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview
  • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area


The Level 1 Diploma is assessed through written and practical centre marked assignments, and online examinations.

Future opportunities

There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course.

Study options may include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing
  • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plumbing
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation

Employment options may include:

  • Employment with a plumbing or electrical contractor

Further information

Maths and English

All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2016

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